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The Houston Astros returned home to open a ten game homestand and defeated the Chicago White Sox 3-0 in the opener of a four game series Monday night.

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Former Houston Astro and current Minnesota Twin Marwin Gonzalez received a warm welcome from the Houston crowd as his new team defeated the hometown club 9-5 on Monday night.

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With an 8-6 victory on Wednesday night the Houston Astros swept the New York Yankees for the first time in franchise history. The win also wrapped up the first homestand sweep of 6+ games for the Astros since 2004.

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Despite off-and-on rain showers, visitors flocked to the Galveston County Fairgrounds for the 2019 Galveston County Fair and Rodeo in Hitchcock on Saturday.  Area youth tried their hand at mutton bustin' and showed some of the livestock they have raised. The fair continues throughout the wee…

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The 2019 Galveston County Fair and Rodeo officially kicked off at the fairgrounds in Hitchcock on Friday night. Hundreds of area youngsters were on hand to show their livestock, stroll the midway and enjoy food, music and attractions. Friday night's festivities also featured a bull riding ev…

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Mardi Gras! Galveston 2019 kicked off Friday night in downtown Galveston with the George P. Mitchell Mardi Gras Award Parade and the Galveston County Daily News Funky Uptown Umbrella Parade. The two week event continues Saturday with numerous parades and live music performances.   

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The Mardi Gras season officially kicked off Saturday with the Mainland Mardi Gras Parade in Texas City.  The annual event, now in its fifth year, featured dancers, school groups, music and, of course, beads thrown to the crowd.  Mardi Gras festivities will continue next weekend with the star…

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Trail riders with the Texas Independence Trail Ride Association passed through La Marque on their way to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019.  The riders camped Friday night at Mac McGaffey Highland Bayou Park and left Saturday morning. Over a hundred riders of al…